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Procurement Strategy Approval for the transformation of Sexual Health Services

Meeting: 15/01/2015 - Executive (Item 91)

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Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

1.    To that the procurement strategy, setting out the approach to the transformation of open access sexual health services over the next two years, be agreed.
 

2.    That Islington Council’s continued participation in an Alliance of London councils for the purposes of (i) a collaborative commissioning approach to open access Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) services for 2015/16 and 2016/17; and (ii) gaining access to the terms and standards negotiated by other London councils participating in the Alliance with other open access GUM services over that period be agreed.

3.    That the council’s Procurement Rules be waived in order for Islington Council to contract with the existing local service provider, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL), in 2015/16 and 2016/17 for (i) the provision of open access GUM services, acting as the host local authority on behalf of the councils participating in the Alliance, and (ii) open access Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) community contraceptive services, commissioned jointly with Camden, be agreed.

4.    That authority be delegated to the Director of Public Health to approve the contracts with Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust for GUM and SRH services on behalf of the London Borough of Islington for 2015/16 and 2016/17 be agreed.


Reason for decision – to enable joint
commissioning of the open access sexual health service

 

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers

 

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.